Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
We call a child's mind small simply by habit; perhaps it is larger than ours is, for it can take in almost anything without effort
The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
Living in a bookshop is like living in a warehouse of explosives. Those shelves are ranked with the most furious combustibles in the world--the brains of men.
I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind; and it didn't seem to matter.
It's a good thing to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour-glass, to let the particles run the other way.